Summary: H.R.1659 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1659. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/22/2007)

Rural Colorado Water Infrastructure Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to establish a pilot program to provide environmental assistance to non-federal interests in Colorado, which may be provided in the form of design and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects.

Requires projects to be publicly owned as a prerequisite for assistance.

Directs the Secretary to enter into local cooperation agreements with non-federal interests for project design and construction. Sets the federal share of project costs under local cooperation agreements at 75 percent. Sets the non-federal share of operation and maintenance costs for projects constructed with assistance under this Act at 100 percent.